Kumihimo

About five years ago I was introduced to the Japanese form of braid making known as Kumihimo. “Kumi himo” is Japanese for ‘gathered threads”. From the moment I started braiding I was enamored with the technique. Using a wooden tool called a marudai, I can produce magnificent necklaces and bracelets.  

beading framework

My Marudai

A sampling of some of my creations appear below.
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beaded necklace
beaded necklace
beaded necklace
beaded bracelets
beaded necklace
necklace clasp